April 23, 2024


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Slipcovers – How To Update Your Living Room Furniture In Minutes

Stylish slipcovers are not the fringe edged coverlets your grandmother used on her couch. Neither are they the custom plastic slipcovers that never let the sofa fabric breathe. Today, slipcovers are making a comeback and provide more style and comfort than ever before.

Have you ever walked into a living room and couldn’t tell kids lived in the home? Does your neighbor’s living room always look trendy and up-to-date? Their decorating secret may be that they’re using slipcovers. Slipcovers are a quick and easy way to update your furniture and keep the living room looking fresh. However, you can’t just get any slipcovers and expect them to work in your room. The secret is to choose the right slipcover for your furniture.

Ready-made and Custom Options

There was a time when slipcovers were available only for sofas. Now you can find ready-made slipcovers for sleep sofas, lounge chairs, recliners, sectional sofas, a futon, chaise or even kids’ furniture in the living room. They come in almost any style, color, or pattern you can imagine.

For a custom look at a fraction of the cost, look for slipcovers that cover each of the chair cushions on your sofa. This gives a better appearance than a slipcover with one piece that fits over all the cushions.

If you can’t find a ready-made slipcover to suit your style, you can always choose from thousands of fabrics and have slipcovers custom made for your furniture. Lighter weight fabrics usually are better for slipcovers than heavy upholstery fabric that may be difficult to sew and harder to fit on the furniture.

Seasonal Decorating

Slipcovers allow you to change the look and feel of your room as the seasons of the year change without buying new furniture. Heavily textured fabrics in darker colors work well in the fall and winter. They will not only feel warm and cozy but hide dirt that can get on the slipcover when you’re lounging on the sofa. Smoother fabrics in lighter colors are great to use during the spring and summer months. Your living room will appear cool and comfortable on a warm day.

Decorating Moods

You can change the mood of your room in minutes by changing the slipcovers and adding or subtracting a few home accessories. Your living room can look more formal with slipcovers fashioned from fabrics with traditional patterns such as paisley and jacquard. Add brushed brass or crystal accessories and your living room looks more polished. If you’re looking for a fun, casual look choose slipcovers made from fabrics in primary colors. Red, green, and yellow colored fabrics and home accessories create a cheery and playful mood in a room.

Decorating Styles

Get a country look with slipcovers in fabrics with floral, check or plaid patterns. Accessorize the room with items found in nature such as branches, rock and branches. Create a sleek modern look with slipcovers made from fabrics in solid, neutral colors such as white, beige or black. Polished chrome and brushed nickel home decor items keep the room looking fresh and contemporary. Another fun way to change the look of your living room is with slipcovers in retro colors like buttercream, chartreuse and turquoise. Complete the look by decorating your living room with vintage items.